Reception to Honor Idaho’s New Women Judges- September 24

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
5:00 – 9:00 p.m. (MT)
Beside Bardenay
612 W. Grove Street – Boise, ID
Program will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Join Idaho Women Lawyer’s Judicial Recruitment Committee as we celebrate the women who were appointed or elected to the bench since 2017! Over the last two years, we’ve welcomed twelve women to the Idaho judiciary: Judge Andrea Courtney, Judge Susan Clark, Judge Tera Harden, Judge Jessica Lorello, Judge Courtnie Tucker, Judge Annie McDevitt, Judge Stacey DePew, Judge Amanda Brailsford, Judge Megan Marshall, Judge Kira Dale, Judge Rosemary Emory, and Judge Karin Seubert. Join us in honoring their trailblazing achievements!

Light appetizers and one drink ticket per guest will be provided. Please RSVP to no later than Tuesday, September 10, 2019.

National Conference of Bar Examiners Survey

Help Shape the Next Generation of the Bar Examination

The National Conference of Bar Examiners is asking lawyers nationwide to take part in a practice analysis survey. You can participate in this important study of the legal profession by setting aside 20 minutes to answer the survey at

The survey is designed to collect information on the work that newly licensed lawyers perform; the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to competently perform that work; and the technology used in law practice. The results will provide a comprehensive picture of the core responsibilities of lawyers in their first three years of practice, and will be used by NCBE’s Testing Task Force as it considers what should be tested on the next generation of the bar exam. NCBE will publish a report of the survey results early next year.

Don’t wait—answer the survey today and provide your perspective on the work of newly licensed lawyers in your state! Please help us spread the word by forwarding this email to other attorneys and encouraging them to participate, too.  Thank you!

Ninth Circuit Seeks Candidates for the Appellate Lawyer Representative for the District of Idaho

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is seeking applicants from among the federal appellate bar to serve as Appellate Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. Those selected will serve three year terms commencing October 1, 2019, during which they will participate in meetings throughout the circuit, coordinate activities with District Lawyer Representatives, and attend and participate in the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, an annual gathering of federal judges, attorneys, agency representatives and court staff. This is a hard-working committee, so familiarity with this court’s rules of practice and the ability to serve on one or more sub-committees will be important.

The candidate selected would replace Christine Salmi, whose current three-year term ends in 2019.

More information is available here.  To apply, please send a cover letter and resume by email to Molly C. Dwyer, Clerk of the Court at

Applications are due by September 6, 2019.

First District Contested Judicial Election Survey Results


April 30, 2018

2018 Contested First District Judicial Election – Attorney Survey Results

BOISE – The Idaho State Bar recently conducted a survey of its members on the qualifications of candidates for the contested First District Court Judge position. The two candidates are John T. Mitchell and Douglas A. Pierce.

The Idaho State Bar does not interpret or express any opinion about the attached results and makes no endorsements. Of the 5,273 Idaho attorneys and judges sent the survey, 222 responded between April 9 and April 20. Attorneys were asked to rate a candidate only if they have personal and/or professional experience with the candidate.

The ISB membership passed a resolution in 2003 that requested a survey be developed for contested judicial elections. A committee of lawyers and judges developed the four-question survey and the ISB has conducted the survey for every contested judicial election since 2006.

The survey rates candidates on four criteria:
1). Integrity and Independence
2). Knowledge and Understanding of the Law
3). Judicial Temperament and Demeanor
4). Legal Ability and Experience.

Results here